Ironic T​-​shirt (a Goodbye Shanghai exclusive)

by Rainbow Danger Club

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This one-off "single" is a parting shot of our band of who've spent the majority of our Shanghai existence chained to our instruments, falling asleep at mixing consoles, and sweating the night away at Yuyintang. Goodbye Shanghai and thanks for all the memories!

lyrics

LYRICS:
"If I don't try then I can't fail.
If I don't show my heart then no one can break it."

Everyone today, it seems, is a musician
A starving artist is a popular position
Why not a driver or a cook or a physician?
Why do you work for free when you can earn a salary?

"Hey man, they've done it all already and, besides, your band will never make a penny."

But I don't wanna slave away the days until I'm dead
And I don't wanna lock my dreams in chains around my bed
I know it seems crude, but it's something to do while the reaper is waiting at the door to take me

There's a thousand records put out everyday
Most are never heard or quickly thrown away
Those that get a spin get old within a day
All that sweat and blood headlining the dump

All this culture, man, it's self referential
All this content, I'm told it's all essential
It's not slowing down, no, it's growing exponential
What you rowing for? You'll never reach that shore

"Hey man, they've done it all already and, besides, your band will never make a penny."

But I don't wanna slave away the days until I'm dead
And I don't wanna lock my dreams in chains around my bed
I do what I do cuz someday we'll lose to the reaper waiting at the door to take us

...ironic t-shirts...on ironic people...

credits

released June 1, 2013
THE IRONIC TIMELINE:
melodies by Jesse
arrangements by Rainbow Danger Club
lyrics by Jesse and Nichols
recorded at db Studio with Ryan Baird engineering

-Jesse: guitar, lead vocal, cheese organ
-Nichols: bass, bg vocals, trombone
-Ford: drums
-Corayer: trumpet
-Todd: cello

mixed by The Horses (Laura Ingalls/Clem Pony)
mastered by Adam Gaensler
cover image stolen from accidentalchinesehipsters.tumblr.com
uploaded by Bandcamp
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Rainbow Danger Club 上海市, China

"With riveting, epic melodies that soar and patter along majestically, RDC effortlessly skirts the line between beauty and ugliness, light and dark, innocence and depravity. One of the greatest bands to emerge from the Shanghai music scene, they never cease to amaze audiences with their grandiose musicality and adeptness at crafting songs that don’t seem to leave your head.” -The Guardian (UK) ... more

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